Clint vs. chair

Friday, August 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments »

Holy Christ. I got nothing. But here are some funny tweets I found:

  • “This is a perfect representation of the campaign: an old white man arguing with an imaginary Barack Obama.”
  • “Good luck fact-checking an old guy being mad at a chair. Your move, Think Progress.”
  • “Worst. Hologram. Ever.”
  • “Clint Eastwood demonstrating that seniors may not be prepared to navigate a menu of subsidized private insurance plans.”
  • “I want more Clint. Take audience requests, maybe a couple impressions, juggling act, whatever.”
  • “Only possible Democratic response to Eastwood is to have William Shatner sing “Rocket Man” as their keynote.”

And this from Alex Massie, which no doubt will be quoted widely:

  • “Eastwood plainly giving the father of the bride speech at a wedding at which he dislikes the groom & does not recognise his daughter.”
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5 Responses to “Clint vs. chair”

  1. anna says:

    The whole thing was ridiculous, but I could do without the ageist jokes some people are making about it. Haw haw, Clint must be senile or have Alzheimer’s!

  2. JeanLouise says:

    The ageism inherent in the dementia remarks bothered me, too, but my first thought was exactly that. Why is he acting so out of character? First, he agrees to appear on his wife’s reality TV show, then he endorses the rightwing version of Romney and then he shows up at a convention of nutjobs with a rambling, pointless, though entertaining, fact-challenged rant. Why?

  3. Adrienne in CA says:

    He has a new movie coming out: yet another “crotchety curmudgeon teaches young woman the ropes.”

  4. Miss Clairol says:

    Hated the ageism, but don’t really think he was acting out of character at all. He obviously thinks he’s really knowledgeable about politics, he’s opinionated, he’s right leaning. He obviously thinks he’s funny and clever and felt that he was really sticking it to Obama. It’s unfortunate that he doesn’t have any friends who were able to explain that it was more juvenile (ageist remarks aside) than funny or pointed, and that he doesn’t know enough to go off-script for that long, but out of character, nah.

    He’s the type of guy who repeats platitudes about political correctness as if he’s touched on something profound, he’s been silly and glib since he began speaking publicly about politics.

  5. DancingOpossum says:

    Yet he’s the only single person out of both conventions to talk about poverty and unemployment.

    Imagine that.